As the oil spill continues to effect the Gulf Coast, South Carolina lawmakers are gearing up for the possibility of the disaster spreading to the South Carolina coast. Senator Chip Campsen and Representative Chip Limehouse, both of Charleston, have introduced legislation that asks for a contingency plan if the oil spreads up the coast to South Carolina. Limehouse spoke with WCIV about how serious the spill is.
I don’t think there’s anymore pressing issue that we have than the potential for an environmental disaster we have here. The likes of which we have never seen before. They’re struggling with it in Louisiana. It’s gonna destroy a way of life there.
DHEC says it already has a plan if the oil does reach as far as the South Carolina coast. President Obama has sent Attorney General Eric Holder to New Orleans today to meet with federal and state prosecutors.